New sensors improve quality control
Automated quality control in industry necessitates high-performance sensors. LMI Technologies has developed new models and an external unit for accelerated data processing.17 Oct 2018 Kai Tubbesing
With the Gocator 2510 and 2520 , the manufacturer from Canada presents two 3D laser profilers in the new 2500 device series that operate with a resolution of down to 8 μm and an inspection rate of up to 10 kHz. The sensors have been specially designed for high-performance small parts inspection. An integrated high-speed imager, sophisticated optical design, high-performance processor, and built-in measurement tools facilitate accurate and rapid data collection. According to LMI Technologies, the pre-calibrated 3D snapshot sensor Gocator 3504 boasts a currently unique 6 μm XY resolution and a measurement repeatability of +/- 0.2 µm. It is suitable for use in factory automation and inline part inspection. The GoMax Smart Vision Accelerator is available optionally. This solution takes over some of the data processing, including point cloud generation and communication with PLCs/production robots.
Due to the low operation costs involved, automated quality controls using multi-sensors represent promising digitalized industry solutions. As part of the ReWork research project conducted by the German Aerospace Center (DLR) , tests are currently being carried out to establish if such controls are suitable for inspecting damaged areas on the outer shell of aircraft.
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